Driving from Switzerland to France: Enduro
On Saturday, 16th July, we were staying in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. We waked early in order to pack our luggage in the car before it started to rain. She sky was pretty dark with fat clouds all around us. The forecast was also showing rain + rain + rain….
At 7am we went to have breakfast with the car totally loaded! Yeah, that was an early start, he? 🙂
At 8am we left the hotel and I was glad we could drive from Valbella-Lenzerheide to Chur without fog and without rain! The road is treacherous, many bends, some of them like a serie of crazy “z”s!
As soon as we got to Chur (meaning: as soon as we went down the mountain) it started to rain.
It was not a “light” rain! It rained dogs and cats all the way from Chur to Annecy!
It was very hard to see the road and it was a frightening experience. Fortunately the highways in Switzerland and in France were in excellent condition and with many signs that helped us to keep track of the route to follow.
We arrived safely at our hotel in Annecy five hours later!
VIVE LA FRANCE !
I am kidding but in fact… it is really nice to hear French words after many days hearing to “rrr” “krrrr” “rrr” “krrr” that is how the German Swiss sounds! 🙂
French is such a beautiful language! And……. better yet: We can understand it !!! (well… most of the times!)
Our hotel in Annecy is located in the “Old Town Annecy”. It’s an old building with a modern decor. Cool. There is no parking and no elevator. We went on many trips two floors up with our luggage.
We left the car parked at an underground garage located at the end of the hotel’s street.
We arrived here around 3pm (on Saturday, 16 July) and after dropping out our luggage the rain finally stopped!
We left the hotel to walk around the Old Town and to see the lake, located nearby our hotel.
The weather improved and we were able to see blue skies by the end of the day! Isn’t that amazing? After driving like in a video game “enduro” for + 5 hours?
When we got to Annecy the sky was like that! Many clouds and light rain
In the same day, the skies cleared and we could see some blue colors coming in! 🙂
It was late to have lunch and it was early to have dinner. We were starving… We kept walking in circles around the restaurant that was recommended by the manager of our hotel.
In France the restaurants don’t open early as it happens in the USA and in Canada. Dinner in Europe occurs later and we had to wait…
At 7pm sharp the restaurant opened its doors and we got in , with a bunch of people who were waiting for the doors to open as well!
The food was awesome and deserved each minute we were outside waiting! 🙂
We had cheese fondue with mushrooms (DELICIOUS), we had Savoy wine (GREAT) and we shared a dessert that was MARVELOUS!
Starving and waiting for cheese fondue with mushrooms!
Delicious cheese fondue with champignons, marvelous wine, huge dessert
If you want to have a great and delicious dinner while visiting Annecy, this is the place to go: Restaurant Mamie Lise
After this wonderful meal we went to our hotel to rest. It had been a long day !
Our bedroom has this lovely view to the ancient rooftops and to gorgeous mountains as well!